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Occupational Folklife Project

The Submission Process

The online submission of interview materials is pivotal to the success of the Occupational Folklife Project. Your accurate input of information about each interview is vital because it allows the American Folklife Center to process each interview quickly and efficiently. Receiving interviews is only half the challenge — we must also be able to retrieve the information you gather in the field in order to make it available to researchers now and in the future.

Not all the requested information will be shared with Library of Congress readers and researchers. Home contact information and other sensitive information are requested only for the Library's future communications with you or the interviewee. Participant names and year of birth are used to ensure the accuracy of the Library of Congress's catalog.

A young woman weaving a large fishing net.
Gear manufacturer Sarah Fortin in the net loft of Reidar's Trawl & Scallop Gear & Marine Supply was interviewed for the Occupational Folklife Project "Workers on the New Bedford Waterfront." Photo by Phil Mello.

Submitting Your Interview

The submission process has two parts:

  • Part 1 involves filling out and submitting the Metadata Form online.
  • Part 2 involves sending your digitally recorded files to the Library.

Once you have been accepted as a participant in the Occupational Folklife Project instructions will be provided.

To find out more about participation in the Occupational Folklife Project, please contact Folklife Specialist Nancy Groce at the American Folklife Center ([email protected]; 202-707-1744).


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